This spaghetti carbonara recipe is easy to make and full of delicious flavor! Done in just 30 minutes, your whole family will love this carbonara. After all, what better savory flavor combination than cheese, pasta and bacon? I'll wait.
Add in the pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water, then drain.
While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the bacon and cook until crispy. Stir in the garlic (if using) and cook for 1 minute. Toss in the pasta and reserved water. Remove from the heat.